RA4 CONTACT PRINT [BLACK CURL (YMCSIX MAGNET LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, DECEMBER 18TH 2013, FUJI COLOR CRYSTAL ARCHIVE SUPER TYPE C, EM. NO. 101-007, 43513), KREONITE KM IV 5225 RA4 COLOR PROCESSOR, SER. NO. 00092174].
Color photographic paper. Executed in 2014.
132.1 x 293.4 x 6.4 cm. Sotheby’s.
"Coach said the only way to stay on the team was to get a tutor"
The student you’re tutoring seems to be understanding the math problems. They’re doing so well and showing better progress from the previous week that you feel comfortable enough pulling back and allowing them to do most of the work on their own for the first time in a full month. Their improvement allows you to take some time to yourself, and you lounge back in one of the wooden library chairs and push your book so close to your face that your nose is pressed into the musky scent of worn paper. There’s a clearing of a throat to your right a few minutes later.
When you look up from a page that has been dog-eared more than once, sloppy creases edging the lining of the paper, you come face-to-face with a pair of shockingly blue eyes. They’re dull, as if they’ve been through a coloring processor one too many times, but you think you might have seen them twinkling before, once or twice on a blown up screen with cheering fans surrounding his team.